Many Americans die from heart conditions each year. It may be in the headlines or it may happen unnoticed. In a prevention effort, the Center for Occupational Health Promotion (COEHP) announces the application process for an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) mini-grants open to all UNM departments.

Three AEDs are available along with training for six employees within each department that receives an AED. The application process opens Monday, Nov. 10 at COEHP/AED. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 14 by 5 p.m. Awardees will be announced the following week. Once awardees are determined, those departments must schedule and complete mandatory AED training by December.

COEHP provides effective use of resources to address the priority occupational and environmental medicine issues at UNM; a centralized resource for UNM departments and partners with occupational or environmental medicine issues; and enhancing communication with those departments that routinely are involved with compliance of regulations and guidelines that involve medical issues.

For more information about the application process, visit AED mini-grants or call (505) 272-8043.